Coronavirus: Scientist claims preservative in AstraZeneca vaccine could explain blood clot link

A preservative in AstraZeneca‘s Covid vaccine may trigger a rare overreaction from the immune system that causes blood clots, a scientist has claimed. Tiny numbers of people given the jab or the one made by Johnson & Johnson have developed a clotting condition that spooked some countries into turning their backs on it. The reasons for this … Read more

David Koch gets a worrying blood pressure result on live TV before receiving the coronavirus vaccine

Sunrise host David Koch, 65, gets a worrying blood pressure result on live TV… before receiving the coronavirus vaccine with co-host Natalie Barr By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia Published: 01:24 BST, 13 May 2021 | Updated: 01:29 BST, 13 May 2021 Veteran journalist and host David ‘Kochie’ Koch, 65, received the coronavirus vaccine … Read more

Coronavirus: Mixing and matching Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs ‘could worsen side effects’

Mixing and matching Covid vaccines could lead to more side effects, scientists say. British guidance says people should be given two doses of the same jab because of a lack of data on alternating doses. But there are ongoing trials of giving one type for the first dose and a different type for the second, … Read more

Britain’s cases rise week-on-week for seventh day in row amid spread of Indian variant

Britain’s Covid cases rose slightly for the seventh day in a row today, amid fears the rapid spread of the Indian variant could jeopardise lockdown-easing plans. Department of Health bosses recorded 2,284 positive tests — up 6.5 per cent in the space of a week. But deaths are continuing to fall. Officials posted only 11 … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Britain may pull out of deal for a million doses of AstraZeneca’s antibody drug

The UK may pull out of plans to buy a million doses of AstraZeneca‘s experimental Covid antibody drug, it was claimed today. Ministers announced an order for the doses from the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant in November and said the final deal would depend on clinical trial results. But Britain is now considering a U-turn, two sources … Read more

Covid England: Vaccine drive will open up to under-40s TOMORROW

The coronavirus vaccine programme in England will open up to people under the age of 40 for the first time tomorrow. An NHS bulletin showed adults aged 38 and 39 will be invited to come forward for their jab from Thursday morning. They will be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on the back … Read more

Vaccine protesters clash with police at AstraZeneca’s HQ in Cambridge

‘People’s Vaccine’ protesters clash with police at AstraZeneca’s HQ in Cambridge after climbing on roof and unfurling banners accusing firm of profiting from pandemic ‘People’s vaccine’ protestors gathering outside AstraZeneca’s Cambridge HQ Demanding firm share Covid vaccine blueprints with World Health Organization Organisers Global Justice Now said the action is also to persuade Oxford University to make … Read more

Data from UK’s roll-out shows first dose of AstraZeneca’s jab cuts risk of dying from virus by 80%

Britain’s vaccination drive was given another boost today as yet more real-world data revealed the jabs are saving thousands of lives. Public Health England analysis suggested one dose of AstraZeneca‘s vaccine cuts the risk of death by around 80 per cent. Two doses of Pfizer‘s jab slashes the odds by around 97 per cent, academics … Read more

Norway says AstraZeneca and J&J Covid vaccines should only be offered to volunteers for shot

Norwegian health regulators say Covid vaccines made by AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson should only be offered to people who volunteer for the shots.  The country’s Institute for Public Health recommended neither should routinely be used because of ‘serious side effects’, with both jabs linked to a tiny risk of suffering serious blood clots.  But … Read more